Idaho senator Mike Crapo, a Republican, was arrested last night after running a red light for allegedly driving under the influence. Crapo's arrest took place just outside Washington, D.C., in Alexandria, Virginia.
"Alexandria Police arrested Michael Dean Crapo, 61, and charged him with driving under the influence on Sunday, December 23 at 12:45 a.m," reads a statement from the Alexandria police. "An officer was on routine patrol when he noticed a vehicle go through a red traffic signal. The officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle at Hume Avenue and Mount Vernon Avenue. Sen. Crapo was identified as the driver and arrested after failing several field sobriety tests. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Alexandria Adult Detention Center where he was released on a $1,000 unsecured bond. His BAC was .110 and he was alone in his personal vehicle at the time of arrest. He has a January 4, 2013 court date."
Crapo has already apologized.
"I am deeply sorry for the actions that resulted in this circumstance," said Crapo in a statement. "I made a mistake for which I apologize to my family, my Idaho constituents and any others who have put their trust in me. I accept total responsibility and will deal with whatever penalty comes my way in this matter. I will also undertake measures to ensure that this circumstance is never repeated."
Crapo is up for reelection in 2016.